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1. The Girls Emma Cline Random House

2. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

3. Before the Fall Noah Hawley Grand Central

4. The Black Widow Daniel Silva Harper

5. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s

6. Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler Knopf

7. The Nest Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Ecco

8. Barkskins Annie Proulx Scribner

9. Vinegar Girl Anne Tyler Hogarth


10. Everybody’s Fool Richard Russo Knopf


1. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Spiegel & Grau

2. Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter Grand Central

3. Tribe Sebastian Junger Twelve

4. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Random House

5. White Trash Nancy Isenberg Viking

6. Valiant Ambition Nathaniel Philbrick Viking

7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed Press

8. Being Mortal Atul Gawande Metropolitan

9. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon Larry Tye Random House

10. Grit Angela Duckworth Scribner



1. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead

2. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

3. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante Europa Editions

4. The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George Broadway


5. Me Before You Jojo Moyes Penguin

6. The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Press

7. Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf Vintage

8. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

9. After You Jojo Moyes Penguin

10. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Anchor


1. Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin

2. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin

3. The Soul of an Octopus Sy Montgomery Atria

4. Night Elie Wiesel FSG

5. Dead Wake Erik Larson Broadway

6. Barbarian Days William Finnegan Penguin

7. The Wright Brothers David McCullough S&S

8. H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Grove Press

9. Modern Romance Aziz Ansari Penguin

10. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Sonia Rao can be reached at sonia.rao@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @misssoniarao.